Both Decatur Beer Festival and Brick Store Make “10 Best” Beer Lists


UPDATE: Hey!  Also Atlanta ranked #10 for Best Beer Scene in the country.

Both the Decatur Beer Festival and Decatur’s Brick Store Pub picked up suds-erific honors today with the release of USA Today’s 10Best lists for “Best Beer Festival” and “Best Beer Bar” winners, as picked by readers.

The Decatur Beer Fest ranked #10 on the beer festival list, which fell out like this…

  1. Great American Beer Festival – Denver
  2. Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival – Atlantic City
  3. Great Taste of the Midwest – Madison, Wis.
  4. Field of Beers – Jupiter, Fla.
  5. BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival – Galveston, Texas
  6. North American Belgian Beer Festival – Westland, Mich.
  7. Tailspin Ale Fest – Louisville
  8. Belgium Comes to Cooperstown – Cooperstown, N.Y.
  9. Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers – Chicago
  10. Decatur Craft Beer Festival – Decatur, Ga.

And the Brick Store ranked #9 on the beer bar list…

  1. Mekong Restaurant – Richmond, Va.
  2. HopCat – Grand Rapids, Mich.
  3. Cloverleaf Tavern – Caldwell, N.J.
  4. The J. Clyde – Birmingham, Ala.
  5. The Birch – Norfolk, Va.
  6. The Bier Stein – Eugene, Ore.
  7. Thirsty Monk – Asheville, N.C.
  8. Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar – Chicago
  9. Brick Store Pub – Decatur, Ga.
  10. Max’s Taphouse – Baltimore

Cheers all!

Photo courtesy of DBA

Decatur Beer Festival Tickets Go On Sale At Noon Today

Just one more friendly reminder for readers that Decatur Beer Festival tickets go on sale at noon today, since you’ll likely only get one 20 minute window to purchase them.

You can buy $40 regular admission or $100 VIP tickets directly from Ticket Alternative HERE.

Decatur Beer Fest Ticket Sellout Times Over the Years

Clear your calendar for 12-12:30p Monday.

Decatur Beer Fest tickets go out sale at noon and if prior years are any indication, you’re going to have to be very quick on the draw.  Here’s a breakdown by year since 2007 based on DM reports over the years…

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Decatur Beer Festival Now Offering VIP Tickets

The Decatur Beer festival announced this morning that they will be offering 300 $100 VIP tickets to the October 18th event.

A summary in the latest Decatur Focus – not yet online – states that VIPs will be let into the Festival an hour early at 11a, receive exclusive craft beers, have an “exclusive” entrance and receive complementary snacks.   All this same info is shown throughout the graphic shown above.

Reminder: the non-exclusive $40 tickets go on sale next Monday at noon and will likely sell out in 15-20 minutes if prior years are any indication.

Decatur Beer Fest Tickets Go On Sale at Noon Today

How fast will they sell out??  It was like 20 minutes last year, wasn’t it?

Oh right! The link.  Buy them HERE.

Decatur Beer Festival Tickets Go On Sale Next Monday

As tickets now sell out in less than 30 minutes, here is your heads up that Decatur Beer Fest tickets go out sale next Monday, Sept. 16th at noon. Tickets are $40 a pop and only 4,000 will be sold.

All tickets are sold via Ticket Alternative.